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"There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion." - Lord Byron.
Elizabeth Swan: “So that's it, then? That's the secret, grand adventure of the infamous Jack Sparrow. You spent three days lying on a beach drinking rum.”
Captain Jack Sparrow: “Welcome to the Caribbean, love.”
Immortalized on film, in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean, the banter between Elizabeth Swan and Jack Sparrow sums up the lasting connection between the Caribbean and Rum. Known as ron in the Spanish colonies and rhum in the French colonial parts of the Caribbean, rum has had a significant, although chequered history.
Produced in the Caribbean since the mid 1600s, Rum is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation, distillation and aging of molasses or sugarcane juice. Since its inception, it has been linked with piracy, slavery, the Royal Navy and even used as a form of currency.
Today, Rum is produced in many parts of the world including; Africa, Australia, Austria, Canada, the Canary Islands, the Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii, India, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, the Philippines, South America and the USA. Each distilleries type of sugarcane, the terroir (location/soil properties/climate) it is grown in, their strains of yeast and their rum production methods used, as well as the length of aging will bring about a difference in the taste and quality of the final rum.
Rum is also available in various forms and at various alcoholic strengths, from the 48 proof Coconut flavoured Malibu to the 169 proof Sunset Very Strong Rum. Most supermarkets/liquor stores and any good bars will stock a variety of Rum's, including: White, Golden, Dark (includes Navy Rum), Overproof, Spiced, Flavoured and premium. It is this variety that allows Rum to be, in this author's opinion, the most versatile of all spirits when making cocktails.
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